SK8BOK, the Global Gnarwork for Rippers.
SK8BOK was started by me, Bjorn Gevert, in February 2011. I had this idea of a social network all about skateboarding, and had some time off in my business as a freelance Art Director/Illustrator. I had previously started projects with other dudes, but felt it would be fun to try and do it singlehandedly. It is also very chill not having to listen to anyone else but the members.
The fact that SK8BOK is based in Sweden might be strange to some people, but perhaps you don't know that skateboarding is hugely popular in Sweden. In the wave of skating in the 70's, Sweden was the biggest skate nation in Europe. We've had and still have numerous pros, many living in USA and elsewhere.